Tottenham should use PSG’s Champions League exit to spurn Man Utd
Manchester City dumped Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League on Tuesday night, with the French champions now set for a huge summer transfer window.
Mauricio Pochettino has a difficult task on his hands this summer, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s contracts both up for extension in just over a year’s time.
The French giants are eager to extend the contracts of both superstars, and it seems they could look to invest in a new central striker.
If they do decide to go for a new striker, Tottenham could use the situation for their own benefit.
Spurs could be set to lose Harry Kane this summer, with Manchester United eager to test the waters with a £90million bid.
But Daniel Levy is adamant that he won’t sell to a Premier League rival, so it seems unlikely that a move to Old Trafford will occur either way.
With that in mind, the Spurs chairman could use his old manager Pochettino to drive the price up for United.
The Argentine boss could well opt to improve his squad this summer by signing a new striker, and PSG would certainly have the money to pay whatever Spurs demand for the England International.
Kane would be the ideal striker for PSG, and the perennial Ligue 1 title contenders would be able to offer him guaranteed silverware – something he seems to desperately want.
The striker is apparently interested in a move to United, and has been linked with both Manchester clubs in the past.
With Levy reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, however, involving PSG might be the best bet for all involved.
It currently seems unlikely that any bids for Kane will even be entertained unless he hands in a transfer request.
But should that happen, Levy should immediately alert his former co-worker at the Parc des Princes in order to throw United off the scent.
Selling to a Premier League rival would be detrimental to Spurs’ status as a ‘big six’ club in England.